Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
, in denver last night. president obama and mitt romney going toe to toe on critical issues, like the economy and health care. and by most accounts, it was mitt romney who emerged the victor. lots of debate analysis ahead on "starting point." we'll be talking live with john mccain of arizona and rand paul of kentucky. from team obama, we'll be speaking with martin o'malley and campaign spokeswoman, jen psaki. plus, obama's former economic adviser, austan goolsbee. first, though, a look at the instant reaction from the debate in the cnn/orc poll, of debate watchers taken right after the debate, 67% say they think romney won. 25% only thought the president won. cnn's dana bash joins us this morning to go over some of the hits and some of the misses. good morning. >> good morning. well, i'm here in new york, so maybe we should talk about what happens, how you get to carnegie hall, practice, practice, practice. and is that clearly is what helped the mitt romney. he spent a lot of time practicing, really for the past month doing these mock debates. and when it comes to the president, he was rusty.
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
is an opportunity of a generation. >>> governor romney is a skilled debater and last night he was able to elevate his level of performance but didn't change the fundamental tine mix of the -- dynamics of the race nor did he change some of the policies that got us into the economic mess we had. he embraced when the president pressed him that he wants to turn medicare into a voucher program. >> i was surprised at how well mit did and i think it was very important because he came across as the person he really is, as opposed to how he's been portrayed by hundreds of millions of dollars of attack ads and i was surprised at the president's poor performance. >> there are signs this morning the race is tightening. in some of the battleground states where president obama had enjoyed an advantage. today republican mitt romney and running mate paul ryan are off to virginia as the president campaigns in colorado and wisconsin. >>> let's turn it over to george in the traffic department. he has been following numerous hot spots. >> that's right. it's turned into a very odd morning because we're tracking probl
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
for them. >> the obama team insisted it was not the real mitt romney or the policies that night. >> this is dishonest. >> not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> not going to take away from his theatrical performance. he did a superb job. he did everything but learn a tap dance. >> the president poked a little fun at himself at a concert. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> but now the pressure is on for the vice presidential candidates to perform as they go head-to-head later this week. >> vice president biden and representative paul ryan face off thursday night in kentucky. in washington, i'm hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:38, 48 degrees at the airport. smoking can cause lung cancer. it's not so simple how your genes can complicate the connection. >> kids with autism. what it is and how to intervene next in the medical alert. >> tawneytown, close euros in effect on 194. upda >> 5:40. 48 degrees in the maryland science center. cooler in the suburbs. might want to take a heavier jacket with you. frost in the far western suburbs.
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
attended a number of fund raisers. last night, he was at a concert in los angeles. today, mitt romney delivers what his campaign is calling a major foreign policy speech in virginia. yesterday, he was in florida, a key swing state. late their week, the running mates duke it out in their debate. joe biden and paul ryan face off in the only vice presidential debate in kentucky. and a new poll by the university of denver, where last week's presidential debate was held, gives president obama a slight edge over mitt romney in colorado, a key swing state. 47% to 43%. paul steinhauser joins us live now. what do you make of all this? >> reporter: the new poll numbers. those are pretty much in line, john, with what we saw prior to the debate. other polls conducted in colorado, as you mentioned, a key battleground state, where the president had a slight edge, same story. this new university of denver poll. among independents, the president has a double-digit lead. when are we going to see more polls? you're going to see a bunch over the next 48 hours the next couple of days leading up to the vi
Oct 8, 2012 2:00am PDT
on the united states. but that night, with the attacks on the u.s. embassy in libya and egypt, mitt romney went on the attack against the president and that backfired. that's why you're going to see a more aggressive mitt romney. he gave a preview on the campaign trail in florida. >> we face a time when there's tumult in the middle east and other parts of the world. and people are asking, where's america? where's american leadership? this is a critical time. if we were to re-elect president obama, i don't think we'd measure up to the test of time. >> reporter: that was from the campaign trail in virginia on friday. remember the last presidential debate is on foreign policy. our most recent poll on foreign policy. the president has a seven-point advantage. we'll see. >> before we get to that foreign policy debate, we have the vice presidential debate coming up thursday night. what are the expectations there's? >> reporter: i think a lot more is on the line. more is on the line for the debate because of the president's lackluster performance. both candidates talking about the big showdown in kent
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
their first playoff game in 15 years last night, falling 7-2. the yankees scored four runs in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie. >>> today mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in lexington. the speech called the mantel of leadership is the republican's tenth address on foreign policy since december of 2011. according to early exsercerpts today's speech, the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." >> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will announce the establishment. caesar chavez national monument. yesterday the president spoke at a fund-raising concert. he poked a little fun at himself as well and his recent debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professional, they're such great
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
." for now, i am jim lehrer. good night. [applause] >> and now, the familles are on stage as the first of three presidential debates comes to a close. we have been falling the romney campaign. carl, an event like this ends, whoever you were for you believe it did just great. whether you were againstou think did just horribly. >> it will be hard to judge initially. like so many debates, the spot analysis that will happen in the spin room for the next three or four hours, wwat will be all over social media, is likely to evolve over the next few days as people begin to analyze in depth and take a look to the accuracy of the things that were set as well as the demeanor of the candidates. in just about every single answer, mitt romney looked at the prrsident and looked him in the eye and addressed the president directly.+ in most of his answers, president obama spoke to either jim lehrer or the audience. this was, in general, a good debate. there were some annoyed appearances ffom the president, some inpatient attempts to interrupt the flow of things by mitt romney, but fairly ssall. lots o